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Summary Points on Christian Baptism

May 17, 2012
Summary Points on Christian Baptism

Baptism is not a Christian's public profession of his own decision to believe in Christ (a truly Arminian idea), but the sign and seal of Christ's own work of washing of a sinner to save him.

A Puritan Prayer on the Lord’s Day

May 12, 2012
A Puritan Prayer on the Lord’s Day

"If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the Lord honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly; then you shall take delight in the Lord" (Isaiah 58:13-14).

Why Does Your Pastor Monopolize Your Worship Service?

February 25, 2012
Why Does Your Pastor Monopolize Your Worship Service?

Why does our pastor monopolize our worship service? He does and he doesn’t. He leads the whole service, but this does not mean he monopolizes the service. In fact, our service is profoundly more participatory than the run-of-the-mill evangelical service.

Worship with “Praise Bands” (Updated)

February 22, 2012
Worship with “Praise Bands” (Updated)

"We, the church, have unwittingly encouraged you to simply import musical practices into Christian worship that—while they might be appropriate elsewhere—are detrimental to congregational worship."

Biblical Idolatry (Updated)

January 10, 2012
Biblical Idolatry (Updated)

Therefore, whether it be God or a creature that is imaged, the moment you fall prostrate before it in veneration, you are so far fascinated by superstition. For this reason, the Lord not only forbade the erection of statues to himself, but also the consecration of titles and stones which might be set up for adoration.

Why Does Your Church Have Confession, Absolution, and Communion?

October 14, 2011
Why Does Your Church Have Confession, Absolution, and Communion?

For evangelicals, these three words conjure up a nightmare of a confessional, adoration of the host, and other forms of Roman Catholic sacerdotalism.

Now Playing at Your Local Evangelical Church

August 27, 2011
Now Playing at Your Local Evangelical Church

If what goes on in your church home closely resembles the above eyewitness account, and if the answers to Horton's questions above are negative, it's time to leave.

Christ Crucified: The Youth’s Unfelt Need

July 14, 2011
Christ Crucified: The Youth’s Unfelt Need

So instead of meeting their “felt needs,” the church should give them a huge dose of their “unfelt need”! What is this “unfelt need”? I stumbled upon a website of an evangelical youth “ministry” to youth audiences to “share the gospel of Jesus Christ through music, drama, and testimony.” They give musical concerts “to meet […]

The New and Improved P&W

June 11, 2011
The New and Improved P&W

In the Psalms, we read much about how we as God’s people are to praise and worship the LORD. 1 Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! 2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him […]

“Let’s Give a Clap Offering to the Lord!”

May 9, 2011
“Let’s Give a Clap Offering to the Lord!”

In the Bible, most of the clapping is for two things, both of which have nothing to do with “clap offerings” today.

Are Images of Christ Biblical?

April 24, 2011
Are Images of Christ Biblical?

Paul in Colossians 1:19 says that “in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.” Is it possible for a picture of Christ to show the glory and fullness of an almighty, perfectly holy, and infinite God dwelling in him?

The Emerging Abomination of Desolation

April 11, 2011
The Emerging Abomination of Desolation

This is the postmodern evangelicals' golden calf or Cain's veggie offerings or , worshiping with what they sincerely feel and think, not with what Scriptures say. Complete rebellion against the God of decency and order. Perfectly abominable to God as Nadab and Abihu's unauthorized fire.

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